BASA News

RESPONSE NEEDED - BASA Member Benefits Survey

Published: 23 November 2022

Why do we need this? We want to understand the services and benefits that all the different member types value and use, and also to make sure that all job levels and roles within your company see the benefit of BASA membership.

EPR data SI laid before Parliament

Published: 23 November 2022

Any doubts over whether EPR will go ahead as planned have been dispelled by the publication of the data Statutory Instrument that has been laid before Parliament.

The General Court annuls the Commission Delegated Regulation of 2019 in so far as it concerns the harmonised classification and labelling of titanium dioxide as a carcinogenic substance by inhalation in certain powder forms

Published: 23 November 2022

News that BASA members will find interesting is that the EJC has annulled today the COM Delegated act on TiO2 on the harmonised classification and labelling of titanium dioxide as a carcinogenic substance by inhalation in certain powder form. We are now asking HSE whether the UK is likely to follow this annulment in respect of GB

CE extension: Clarification in regards to Construction Products

Published: 21 November 2022

BASA were informed by OPSS (Office for Product Safety and Standards) on 14th November 2022 that HMG intended to introduce legislation to continue recognition of the CE marking until 31 December 2024 but that this update did not apply to construction products. In the context of UKCA marking for construction products we have been told to expect ‘imminent’ Construction Products information from DLUHC to clarify this but in the meantime you should note that the current legislation in force in the UK in respect of GB has no deadline to end recognition of valid CE marking as an alternative to valid UKCA marking for adhesives and sealants. Recognition of CE marking will continue indefinitely until new legislation is introduced to enforce any end date, regardless of any previous 'intentions' stated on guidance.

Change to biocides law

Published: 17 November 2022

BASA, The British Adhesives and Sealants Association welcomes the change to the law for biocidal products in GB.

Death of Her Majesty The Queen

Published: 09 September 2022

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Royal Family, after the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. As we are based in the UK, with BASA members from both the UK and the wider Commonwealth, as a mark of respect we will be halting all external communications and social media posts. May The Queen rest in peace and long live The King.

Safe use of diisocyanates/PU training - updated information

Published: 06 September 2022

The restriction on diisocyanates was adopted on 4 August 2020, by the European authorities under REACH, targeting respiratory and dermal sensitisation potentially caused by diisocyanates. The new restriction requires training prior to use of diisocyanate. The EU REACH Regulation was brought into UK law on 1 January 2021 (known as UK REACH). In addition, the restriction on diisocyanates (EU 2020/1149) was carried into UK legislation, unchanged from the original EU regulation. It was subsequently modified by SI 2021 No. 904 Part 2 Regulation 8 on 30 September 2021 to make the restriction operable in a GB-only situation.

Arkwright Engineering Scholarship - deadline approaching

Published: 23 August 2022

Welcome to a golden opportunity to work with the UK’s finest future engineering talent! Every year The Smallpeice Trust searches for outstanding Year 11 STEM students to receive their prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship - designed to support and encourage future leaders in engineering.

BEIS Consultation Choice on units of measurement: markings and sales

Published: 28 July 2022

The government is committed to reviewing the current law to identify how more choice can be given to businesses and consumers over the units of measurement they use for trade, while ensuring that measurement information remains accurate. BASA Members may feel that, in our sector, a reversion to imperial units is unhelpful and so we would encourage you all to submit responses to this consultation to make sure that your views are heard

URGENT UPDATE - Use of EU NB Reports Under AVCP3 for UKCA Marking

Published: 22 June 2022

The government announced on 20th June a range of changes to make it simpler for businesses to apply new product conformity markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales. Some of the key points in the updated guidance have been included on the post on the Members area of the website (CPR Task Group)

Update on Annex VIII of GB CLP - new post on PC Task Group

Published: 22 June 2022

Despite the Government’s intention not to retain Annex VIII of the EU’s Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulations in UK law, we were informed in February 2022 that Annex VIII has been inadvertently retained following the UK’s exit from the EU. The Annex VIII within GP CLP is therefore currently in force. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and its executive agencies, supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), are now working to rectify this error.

HSE manufacturing eBulletin: 11 May 2022

Published: 31 May 2022

Make UK has joined HSE's Working Minds campaign as an official partner to raise awareness of how to prevent work-related stress and encourage good mental health in manufacturing.

Croner's June Webinar Schedule

Published: 27 May 2022

Croner’s Webinar & E-Learning sessions are free to BASA members and cover HR and health & safety basics, right through to specialised sessions including relevant legislation and key case law.

FEICA Survey on materials in use and present in food contact adhesives **DEADLINE 1 JUNE**

Published: 19 May 2022

FEICA has launched a survey in order to ascertain whether certain materials are really in use, and present, in food contact adhesives. The ultimate aim of this survey is to get a more comprehensive understanding of substances present in food contact materials, and be prepared for future discussions. The survey only relates to the use of these substances in food contact adhesives

Advice to BASA Members if they are approached to purchase leads lists

Published: 21 April 2022

BASA Members may be contacted by companies offering to provide mailing lists in relation to BASA itself or various exhibitions. BASA will never sell or provide your information to third parties, and often the information has been harvested from websites and information provided by members themselves in their BASA directory entry or information in the Handbook or Digest listings. We advise that you do not respond to these emails and simply delete them as replying may simply confirm that the email address is a valid one and increase this type of spam traffic in future.